Originally Posted by WhoIsJohnGalt
nobody destroyed this take.
the Broncos were 4-12 in 2010. they started 1-4 last year running an offense closer to Manning's style. even after the changes for Tebow, we only went 8-8. as you so often reminded us, that 8-8 could have easily been 4-12 or 5-11 if not for some remarkable luck (MIA, SD, NYJ, CHI). you don't put Manning into the same system with essentially the same players and automatically become a SB contender.
you need to get complementary players and you need to get them fast. you can't draft them and wait 2 or 3 years for them to mature into starters.
anyone who thinks otherwise is really suffering from wishful thinking.
to win with Manning, this FO needs to get moving and start getting the best possible players to fill our many holes as is possible. they need to do this now and they need to use our draft picks in 2012 and 2013 to facilitiate whatever trades we might need to pull off. we are not rebuilding through the draft anymore, we are reloading with FAs and veterans.
feel free to attempt to dispute these self-obvious facts.
Actually YOU destroyed it with your own logic. The team took a conventional balanced offense and switched MID-Season to a college run heavy protection offense with limited pass-option reads. They simplified the offense and prayed the defense could keep them in games. When they did, the new offense won games, while Implemented in the middle of the season with players based on a whole different model.
You are going backwards with your analogy and implying that players drafted for the balanced sytem actually won more games when they went to an entirely new system they were introduced to in a short term! The team now gets a HOF QB whose best talent is putting the team into the best play at the LOS and runs the simplest offense in the NFL and you are trying to tell me it will take years of development to succeed?
Based on what? They get to train all offseason, install everything, get minicamps, and have a QB who is already throwing to the WR's more than TEBOW had in the offseason. Really, explain to me how we are supposed to believe they have no shot going forward to pick this offense up and flourish. It's not a complicated system.